THE Nigerian Army on Wednesday explained that it was not constructing RUGA settlement in any part of Nigeria, especially in South-East region.
It described as baseless, untrue and false, an allegation that it was currently constructing a RUGA settlement in Igbo-Etiti community, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
In a statement, the acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, disclosed that its engineers were currently constructing a military training facility in Igbo-Etiti community, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He said the facility, when completed, would accommodate troops during training and help to improve their efficiency in protecting law abiding citizens across the South-East.
The statement reads, “Though this inciting broadcast emanates from a source bereft of any credibility whatsoever, there is need, however, to present the facts clearly for the sake of posterity.
“It must be emphasised that Nigerian Army Engineers are not constructing any RUGA settlement in any part of Nigeria. Rather, the engineers are currently constructing a military training facility in Igbo-Etiti community of Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State.”